Top 34 W. Earl Brown Quotes of 2020

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“All stories boil down to good vs. evil, and that’s what the archetypal American Western was.”

― W. Earl Brown

“My dad traveled a lot, so I only usually saw him on weekends, growing up. His favorite actors in the world were Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. If Clint or Burt had a movie out, we would go to the movies. He didn’t like movies, generally, unless Clint or Burt were in them.”

― W. Earl Brown

“That’s the cool thing, when I get to work with people I love. The biggest has probably been Kris Kristofferson on ‘Bloodworth.’”

― W. Earl Brown

“I was a rabid ‘Seinfeld’ fan. Then I did the show, and it ruined the show for me. Not that it ruined the quality of the show, but I had seen behind the curtain at Oz.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I remember on the ‘Midnight Special’ seeing a video with Meat Loaf. I think it was the ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ video. It was like this raging huge fat guy, and he’s really sexual, and he’s really sweaty, and it’s really kind of sexy. Like, a fat guy can get the chick. I still am a big fan of ‘Bat Out Of Hell.’”

― W. Earl Brown

“I try to physically and mentally immerse myself in whatever it is I am doing. That is good for me as an artist. I am always looking for that part that I have never done before, which makes it all the more difficult, because people want to hire you for what they’ve already seen you do.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I remember vividly, as a kid, my mother had ‘Jesus Was a Capricorn’ and used to listen to it over and over and over.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I’m very wary of fawning too much over heroes. There’s an old adage that heroes are best kept at arm’s length, and in a few instances in my life, that’s been true.”

― W. Earl Brown

“Sometimes, I have played something that psychologically sticks with me, that’s opposite of where I am. I guess I have a lot of anger in me.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I told my wife once, ‘I feel like I’m getting paid to sit at the feet of Aristotle.’ Some people are like, ‘You’re comparing David Milch to Aristotle,’ and yeah, I am, but I’m not Plato.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I grew up in Murray, Kentucky. My wife is from there, also.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I consider William Gay one of the great writers that no one has ever heard of.”

― W. Earl Brown

“While my megalomania knows no bounds, directing is one thing I have never really done. I directed a couple of plays. That was the extent of it.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I try to physically and mentally immerse myself in whatever it is I am doing. That is good for me as an artist.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I am a music freak. My tastes run the gamut from Willie Nelson to Metallica to Miles Davis.”

― W. Earl Brown

“My daughter doesn’t love me because I’m on TV, she loves me because I’m her dad.”

― W. Earl Brown

“My wife married me when the odds were that I’d be a house-painting bouncer for the rest of my days. She has stuck by me through that with nothing but love and support.”

― W. Earl Brown

“John Belushi made me want to be an actor.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I grew up playing cowboy, and I still have all my Johnny West toys from when I was a kid. I have my actual toys from when I was five.”

― W. Earl Brown

“My best friend growing up was a truck driver, and it was big in truck stops. He’d have his ‘Deadwood’ DVDs, and they’d watch them in the lounge.”

― W. Earl Brown

“When ‘Deadwood’ ended, I thought, ‘I’ll never have this again, ever.’”

― W. Earl Brown

“David Milch is one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met. I’m relatively bright and relatively well-read. I’m not in a league with that guy.”

― W. Earl Brown

“David Milch, twice I got lectures from him about the theory of writing. I told my wife one night when I got home, ‘I feel like I’m being paid to sit at the feet of Aristotle.’”

― W. Earl Brown

“Stories have a way of telling themselves.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I was a bouncer when I was in DePaul in Chicago at the theater school. I threw drunks out of bars – unless I had a play running that weekend. But I only had two actual fights. Some were like out of old Westerns.”

― W. Earl Brown

“Any characters that make me think, ‘I don’t know if I can do this,’ are the ones I most want to do. I don’t want to do the same thing over and over.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I once did a film in which I was being chased by wolves. I had a scene where the Alpha of the pack leapt on the hood of my car and stared me down through the windshield. I will never forget staring into those eyes; this wasn’t a dog – not even a tough, bad-ass dog – no, this was a wolf.”

― W. Earl Brown

“My friend, Zachary Throne, was playing a gig with Lemmy and the Upsetters. Knowing of our shared love of Motorhead, Zach called me up and invited me to the rehearsal.”

― W. Earl Brown

“If you loved music, Lemmy was your friend, regardless of who you were or where you came from.”

― W. Earl Brown

“While I do not want to live my life like Lemmy chose to live his, I can’t help but admire the strength and determination it took for Lem to do it all on his own terms and remain true to himself.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I grew up hunting and fishing in Land Between the Lakes. I have so many great memories of camping with my mom over at Redd Hollow.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I like playing the bad guys. It’s a way of exercising and exorcising my own personal demons.”

― W. Earl Brown

“If the writing is good, I’m there. If it’s something I’ve never done before, I’m up for that, too.”

― W. Earl Brown

“I wanted to make a comfortable living and raise a family, and that’s what I did.”

― W. Earl Brown
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